At its core, Michael Sarne’s film is essentially a $5 million homoerotic gag, though it’s hard to say whether the joke was at the expense of Gore Vidal (who wrote the source novel), backers 20th Century Fox, or the audience.
Courtesy of a sex change performed by Dr John Carradine, Myron Breckinridge (Rex Reed) has transformed into Myra Breckinridge (Raquel Welch) and decided, for no particular reason, to teach “Cinema Love Making” at a phoney dramatic school run by his/her uncle.
Also around, for equally unfathomable reasons, is Mae West, who sings Hard To Handle and talks about establishing “a boy bank where credit is always good”.
Over the course of 94 agonising minutes, Welch beds Farrah Fawcett and straps on a dildo to sodomise one male lover, during which she comments, “My goal is the destruction of the last vestigial traces of traditional manhood from the race”.
Leticia Van Allen
Dr Randolph Spencer Montag
Roger C. Carmel
Charlie Flager Jr.
Charlie Flager Sr
Robert P. Lieb
Bobby Dean Loner